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Lovastatin Tablet

Lovastatin Tablet

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Lovastatin Tablet 

Lovastatin belongs to a class of medications called as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins). These anti cholesterol drugs are used in conjunction with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce cholesterol and fatty substances in blood.

Lovastatin Strength

-10 mg / 20 mg

Common Brand Names

Mevacor


How to Use
It comes in tablet for and an extended-release tablet for oral intake. Regular tablets are taken about once or twice a day alongwith meals. Extended-release tablets are taken once a day during evening at bedtime. Follow label directions carefully, and consult doctor or pharmacist for further information. Take exactly as directed and not in any quantity variable to that prescribed by doctor. Extended-release tablets should be swaloed whole. Continue intake even on relief from symptoms and do not stop without consulting your doctor.

Side Effects
Lovastatin may cause certain side effects such as constimpation. Consult doctor if symptom is severe and persists. Certain side effects can be serious. On occurrence of any side effects consult your doctor immediately. Some uncommon side effects are:


Muscle Pain

Fatigue

Lack of energy

Unusual bleeding or bruising

Fever

Loss of appetite

Yellowing of skin or eyes

Flu-like symptoms



Precautions
Before taking lovastatin,
  • Inform doctor or pharmacist about any allergy to lovastatin or other medications.
  • Consult doctor about any planned intake of prescription and nonprescription medications, nutritional supplements, vitamins, and herbal products.
  • Inform doctor about your alcohol habits and medical history, especially any existing liver disease.
  • Avoid breastfeeding during this medication. ? In case of any surgery, including dental surgery, tell surgeon or dentist about lovastatin medication.
Over Dose
In case of overdose, call emergency services immediately.

Missed Dose
Take missed dose as soon as you remember. If its time for next dose, skip missed dose and continue regular dosing. Avoid double doses for compensating missed ones.

Storage
Keep medication in container, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store at room temperatures and away from excess heat & moisture. Throw away medication after consulting with pharmacist about proper disposal methods.